Resurfacing project on Highway 7 begins Aug. 29

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – A resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 29. Paving will occur on Highway 7 from just east of Silver Lake to the junction of Highway 25.

The road will be reduced to one lane and a pilot car will be directing traffic. Motorists should anticipate delays. Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and extending the life of the pavement.

The project is estimated to cost $3.1 million and to be complete by Oct. 12. Central Specialties is the contractor.

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MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.




Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-14 or visit



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